Don was a trainer in the CW Region who recently passed away.  Don was an avid learner of history and has written articles and information about the beginnings of working with individuals in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  We are so grateful that Don wrote the attached booklet, An Historical Perspective on the Lives of People Labeled with Cognitive Impairments in Western Massachusetts and it is available here to read.  Please click on the title's link and continue to share this information with staff, families, and people with disabilities who need to know how we got to where we are in the field of working with people we serve.  Keep the memories alive and share Don's message through training with others.

We will miss your insights Don, thank you - Learning and Development Team